I've been driving my '01 G1 5MT for 7 years, now at 230k miles. It was getting a little down at the heels however I decided to fix things including new brake and fuel lines, AC compressor, shifter cables, e-brake cables, rear brake backing plates & cylinders, front brake pads, valve cover gasket, both front ball joint/control arm assemblies, engine temp sensor, upper catalytic converter, brake pads, and replaced my worn out IMA battery with a newer battery that is performing well. Wow. I don't know if the car has ever performed better. No codes, perfect battery performance and I'm getting better mileage than I ever did, now averaging 67 + mpg. I was on the fence about spending $ thinking maybe the car was just too far gone however I am really pleased with the result and I encourage anyone sitting on the fence as to whether to fix up their G1's to go for it. FYI I also changed my regular oil from Mobil 1 synthetic to Royal Purple - I wonder if the Royal Purple may have contributed to the mpg increase?